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How to Cook Tyson Chicken Patties in the Air Fryer

Wondering how to cook Tyson chicken patties in the air fryer? You’ve come to the right place!

Tyson chicken patties are the ultimate dinner option when you are short on time. And they are so much better than fast food!

Delicious homemade chicken burger with Tyson Chicken Patties and vegetables

They’re so tender and juicy inside and super crispy on the outside. And the best part? They come together in 10 minutes.

Pair them with your favorite chicken sandwich condiments (I love pickles!) and a tasty side dish.

Let’s look at how easy it is to cook Tyson chicken patties in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Tyson Chicken Patties

Tyson chicken patties incorporate ground chicken and a simple breadcrumb exterior.

The great thing about them is they come pre-cooked, so you don’t have to worry about undercooked chicken. They take under 10 minutes to cook in the air fryer.

You only need to warm the inside and get the outside nice and crispy.

With just chicken patties, toasted buns, and your favorite condiments, you’ll have some irresistible sandwiches.

It’s one of the easiest weeknight dinners, and this recipe gives Chick-fil-A a run for its money!

A stack of Tyson chicken patties cooked from an air fryer


Here’s all you need to whip up these chicken patties:

  • Frozen chicken patties – Tyson chicken patties are a great option because they come pre-cooked.
  • Hamburger Buns – It’s not a sandwich without buns. If you want to get fancy, throw your buns in the air fryer for a few minutes to get them nice and toasty.
  • Cheese – Using your favorite type of cheese adds so much flavor and cheesy goodness. Cheddar is an excellent option because it melts quickly, but any cheese works.
  • Tomato – A fresh tomato dials the juiciness factor up to an 11!
  • Lettuce – You can use whatever type of lettuce you like, whether it’s arugula or iceberg. A few lettuce leaves add a fresh crunch.
  • Pickles – Pickles and chicken sandwiches are a classic! The salty and briny kick from a few pickle slices adds a beautiful tang to this hearty sandwich.
Two Tyson chicken patties in an air fryer

How to Cook Tyson Chicken Patties in the Air Fryer

Follow these easy steps to create the perfect chicken sandwich:

1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit. Give the air fryer time to heat up so the chicken cooks evenly on both sides.

2. Place the patties in a single layer in the air fryer. Cook the chicken patties for 8 minutes. Flip the patties over, and cook them for an additional 2 minutes.

3. Toast the buns. Remove the chicken from the fryer, place the buns on the tray, and cook them for 2 minutes.

4. Melt your cheese. Place the cheese slices on top of the chicken patties and place them in a slightly cooled air fryer. It will melt the cheese slightly.

5. Assemble your masterpiece. Pile the chicken patties with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and condiments. Dig in!

Tips for the Best Air Fryer Chicken Patties

Here are a few quick tips to ensure your chicken sandwiches turn out amazing.

Give them some space! Leave enough room for your chicken patties to breathe. If you overcrowd the fryer basket, your chicken patties won’t crisp up and may become soggy.

  • Be patient. Letting the air-fryer preheat is super important. If you place frozen patties in a cold air fryer, they won’t cook as evenly. It will make your chicken patties a little tough, so always give it the time it needs to preheat.
  • Season ’em up. Tyson chicken patties come pre-seasoned, but you can always add more! Before popping them in the air fryer, sprinkle them with garlic powder or Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning for more flavor.
  • Keep a watchful eye. The cooking time for this recipe is a general suggestion that works with most brands of air fryers. However, it may not be the same for your air fryer. Always check in on your patties to ensure they don’t burn. And if they still seem a little underdone, it’s ok to cook them for a few extra minutes as needed.
Burger filled with Tyson chicken patties, lettuce, tomatoes and onions, topped with sesame seeds

Serving Suggestions

Lettuce, tomato, and pickles are all classics, but you don’t have to stop there. Here are a few ways to jazz up these super simple chicken sandwiches.

  • Give them the hamburger treatment. Adding toppings like BBQ sauce, bacon, and avocado can make these sandwiches more filling. Use hearty bread like a brioche bun.
  • Go bunless. If you want to keep it healthy, skip the bun. You can wrap the chicken patties in a lettuce leaf with fixings or chop them for a crispy garden salad.
  • Transform them for Taco Tuesday. If you crave tacos, these chicken patties also make a fantastic taco filling. Sprinkle them with taco seasoning before they hit the air fryer, and slice them into long strips. Stuff them into warm taco shells with avocado, sour cream, peppers, and onions.
  • Make them vegetarian. You can also whip up this recipe with plant-based alternatives to keep dinner meatless. Tyson has a plant-based line called Raised and Rooted that tastes amazing. Other great plant-based brands include Morning Star patties or Gardein.

Storing & Reheating

Storing and reheating Tyson chicken patties is so easy.

To Store: If you have any leftovers, place them in an air-tight container. They will stay fresh for up to 4 days in the fridge.

To Reheat: You only need to re-crisp the outside using your handy dandy air fryer. Cook refrigerated patties for 3 to 5 minutes or until the outsides are nice and crisp.

The air fryer is the best method, but there are other ways to reheat refrigerated chicken patties even faster. 

You can reheat them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, but the outsides won’t be as crispy.

How to Cook Tyson Chicken Patties in the Air Fryer



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To cook Tyson chicken patties in the air fryer, cook them for 10 minutes at 390 degrees, flipping them over at the 8-minute mark.


  • Frozen Tyson chicken patties

  • Hamburger buns

  • Cheese

  • Tomato

  • Lettuce

  • Pickles


  • Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the chicken patties in a single layer in the fryer basket and bake them for 8 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken patties, and bake them for 2 minutes or until the outsides are crispy. Remove them from the air fryer, place the cheese on top, and set aside.
  • Place the hamburger buns in the preheated air fryer basket and toast them for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pile the toasted hamburger buns with the chicken patties, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and condiments. Enjoy!
How to Cook Tyson Chicken Patties in the Air Fryer

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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